Mitchell Harrison had his best ride of the season at the Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis. He took the holeshot in his heat race and went on to finish second. After a strong ride in the final, he crossed the checkered flag in eighth, taking his first top-ten of 2017. Last week’s podium finisher, Dylan Ferrandis, had a tough break, crashing in the heat race. Despite the crash, Ferrandis went on to finish in seventh-place in the final. Unfortunately, Colt Nichols missed this round due to injury.
Yamalube Star racing Yamaha took their second Eastern Regional podium of the season, at roughest Supercross track of the year, Daytona. The Frenchman, Dylan Ferrandis, has had some great starts and a heat race win at earlier rounds. This weekend he earned himself a podium spot in the main, after a third-place finish. Harrison had multiple crashes in the main event and fought hard to come back after each one. However, a final crash on the tenth lap, ended his race early. Colt Nichols did not race due to an injury that he had sustained during the week.
The Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha team put on some great racing in front of the Canadian crowd at the Toronto round of the Series. Both Dylan Ferrandis and Colt Nichols took holeshots and won their heat races. Ferrandis also took the holeshot in the main but crashed a few laps in. He finished fifth. Nichols looked certain to back up his previous week’s podium, but a costly mistake prevented him from advancing, and he finished just one spot shy, in fourth. Harrison was running in seventh, when he took a tumble and finished eleventh.
Round two of the Eastern Regional Series saw the Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha’s, with black, gold and red race graphics. The unique livery was in honor of Yamalube’s 50th Anniversary. Colt Nichols was up on the podium after a third-place finish in the main. Ferrandis had a great start but crashed twice and finished eighteenth. After many battles, Mitchell Harrison took eleventh for the night.
The first round of the Eastern Regional series revealed that the Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha riders have great potential for successful results this season. Dylan Ferrandis finished his first race for the team, in sixth. Colt Nichols got off to a great start but was taken down on the first lap. He fought hard to come from the back of the pack, to tenth. Mitchell Harrison was running twelfth when he crashed. He had little time to gain back positions, and finished eighteenth.